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Thursday, August 29, 2013

Rosemary and her collection of fabrics

I do so love the way Rosemary has kept bits of fabric from the "times of her life" - children's school badges, Red Rooster ties, babies booties, bibs, wedding dresses and upholstery fabric etc etc

She then uses them with gay abandon in her crazy quilts ....................

 
...........................there is story to most of her fabrics, buttons and lace.................


..........................memories of a life......................


..................well lived.....................

 
 ....................... in a crazy quilt......................


.......................special......................

 
............... very special.......................


...................................she is very generous ...........................


.......................sharing all her bits and bobs with those in her class.......................

 
The people I get to meet while teaching what I love is such a bonus.
XX
Jenny

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Crazy quilting - a rowdy bunch

As usual, there were more laughs than stitches done on Tuesday at The Patchwork Angel (www.patchworkangel.com.au)
Gail is off on another trip around the world.................the stitches I taught last month were put to good use in her work. (I have no idea why the font has changed !!!!!)

Woven bar..............

Big button + loop stitch SRE


Bullion knots


Whipped spiderweb


Rouched silk ribbon


Beading


Up and down blanket stitch


Net stitch..........

 
Have a great holiday, Gail!
See you all next month.
XX

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Crazy quilting and a big birthday................

Cindy had her crazy bag to show us................


She is soooooooo happy with...........................


...............................and so she should be.......................


Her colours are fresh.........................................


.........................and pretty............................


...........................she enjoyed making this bag........................


............................which is far more important than the outcome.........................


.........................the women in her class are a treat......................


................................we laugh and are a little rude sometimes......................


............................AND..................................

 
It was her birthday - so we had a party!!!!
I made her a little needle case.......................

 
 
Happy happy happy  birthday Cindy!!!!
See you next month.
XX
Jenny

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Crazy quilting - Elaine

Here are some more photos of Elaine's, beautiful work.
Silk ribbon roses


A beautifully worked tree


More silk ribbon roses.


SRE + buttons + lace motifs


Feather stitch and colonial knots.


SRE


Loop stitch flower + Cretan stitch

 
 Interesting seam treatments


Button hole stitch


How gorgeous is this????

 
Feather stitch + silk ribbon roses


Loop stitch + lazy daisy


Silk ribbon roses etc etc etc


Glorious buttons.

XX
Jenny

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Caloundra class

It was good starting another workshop at Caloundra. I still have Elaine's stunning crazy quilt - so I thought I would take the opportunity to take some photos (with Elaine's permission)
So for the Caloundra group here are some great ideas for your feather stitch seam treatments.








 
Happy feathering!!
XX
Jenny